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#11
Originally Posted by YoDude View Post
That must have been what Napoleon felt like.

A better way for me was to make two HTM files and save them in the same directory on my N900. I then keep a bookmark to it on my desktop.

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Don't forget to put them in the same directory on your N900.
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Now I know, 1st, it tracks, if you have a large enough map in your Location, it will continue to track, or if you have data connection. 2nd, it helps to get gps lock when offline, http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...312#post483312 thread #28

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I've used the widget a lot since I got my N900, a lot more than the maps app. The darn Ovi maps takes forever to load, and sometimes it just refuses to cooperate - not closing properly, having to kill it, leaves GPS on, stuff like that.

The location widget is mighty useful in two scenarios:

a) Knowing where you are thus where you parked. Also, when lost, you can call someone and give location. ("Near a large gray building" gets me sighs)

b) You know the street, you know the target but don't know which way. So, fire it up, walk a little and see the red dots telling you it's the wrong way. This is invaluable in intersections or after emerging from the subway when your orientation is lost.

If it had tags it would be perfect. Nothing fancy, just a tag button making it TAG and then always display the arrow towards the tag, or a line linking them so you can backtrack. Instant car finder. Instant get-out-of-little-street-maze. Man.
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#14
Originally Posted by YoDude View Post
That must have been what Napoleon felt like.

A better way for me was to make two HTM files and save them in the same directory on my N900. I then keep a bookmark to it on my desktop.
This works great except that it leaves the gps turned on when you close the page. Any workarounds for that?

Edit: Well, it appears to have finally shut itself off. Interesting.
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